Victoria Francis

Deputy Director of State and Local Initiatives

Victoria Francis is the Deputy Director of State and Local Initiatives at the American Immigration Council. In her role, she supports the Council’s state and local-level policy and advocacy efforts, business community engagement, and coalition-building with public, private, and civic partners. Previously she served as the Senior Advocacy Officer at the International Rescue Committee as part of their state advocacy team. Victoria has worked on state-level initiatives, including in-state tuition for refugees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients, codifying state participation in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, creating an Office of New Americans, and occupational licensing and workforce access for internationally trained healthcare professionals. Victoria has a B.A. from the University of Denver in journalism and is completing her Master of Public Administration at the University of Colorado.

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